Passport to Employment

Targeted Initiative for Older Workers– Passport to Employment Program

The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers – Passport to Employment program is an employment program developed to help unemployed mature workers develop job search and employment skills that assist them re-enter the workforce. At the end of the program, job seekers should gain new skills to help them find work and continue to make a valuable contribution to the workforce in Prince Edward Island.

Who is eligible to participate?

If you are an unemployed mature worker and need new job skills, you are eligible to apply.

• You must be legally authorized to work in Canada (Canadian citizen or permanent resident)
• You must be between the ages of 55-64 (flexible)

How do I apply?

You must contact SkillsPEI and we will advise you of the next information session that will be held in your area. The Passport to Employment program information sessions are held regularly across PEI.

When is my application due?

The Passport to Employment Program application form is available at the information session. You must complete the application form and provide it to our staff at the end of the information session. You will receive confirmation from SkillsPEI that you have been approved to start the program.

How does the program work?

During the program, you will receive a weekly allowance or access your EI benefits. 

Where can I get more information?

You can visit our website at www.skillsPEI.com, call SkillsPEI’s General Inquiries Line at 1-877-491-4766 or visit one of the SkillsPEI offices.

Delivered by the Department of Workforce and Advanced Learning and funded through the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers